Special Events Application

Special Events

Each year the City of Deerfield Beach is the site to an ever-growing number of special events. The City of Deerfield Beach recognizes the value that special events can have to organizations as well as to the community; they are a great way to highlight your organization, fundraise and bring the community together.

The City of Deerfield Beach is committed to supporting quality special events throughout the community. In order for each event to take place, the City has established an application process along with a set of guidelines that must be followed in order to ensure that the event is safe as well as successful. If you are unsure about the availability of a venue or have a question regarding a possible event, a preliminary conversation with City staff will help allow for a seamless event planning experience.

A Special Event in the City of Deerfield Beach is defined as any sale, grand opening, photo shoot, party, holiday celebration, bazaar, concert or other performance, fair, carnival, tent revival, fundraising event, art festival, race, tour, rally, parade, bicycle run, demonstration, contest, exhibition, block party, outdoor display or similar event or occurrence, including the use of tents, or other devices or structures to conduct, advertise or promote any such event occurring on public or non-public lands or in a public right-of-way such as a public or non-public street, shared-use path, alley or other public place or building, park, beach, parking lot, vacant lot, where the event would substantially inhibit the usual flow of pedestrian or vehicular travel or which occupies any public area or building so as to preempt use of said area by the general public for its intended use or which deviates from the established use of said area or building.

A complete application shall be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the commencement of an event along with the non-refundable application fee based on the following timeline:

Submission DateApplication Fee
Application received 60 days or more prior to event$50
Application received 30 - 59 days prior to event$100
Application received less than 30 days prior to event$150                                                                                                            

A Special Event Permit Application shall be determined complete on the date on which all the required documentation has been submitted. The non-refundable application fee shall be charged from the time of submission of the complete Special Event Permit Application. Not-for-profit Florida certified organizations that provide proof of certification shall be exempt from payment of the Special Event Permit application fee.

Please CLICK HERE for the Special Event Application Packet

Please CLICK HERE for Special Event Permit Information and Checklist

Please CLICK HERE for CRA Showmobile application.

Sea Turtle season is March -  October, if you are looking to have your event on the beach please CLICK HERE to apply for a Marine Turtle permit.

REMINDER: The City of Deerfield Beach has recently banned plastic straws. No Special Event Applicant or vendor will be allowed to sell or distribute plastic straws at any event at The CIty of Deerfield Beach.

For more information please contact: Community Events and Outreach Department at (954) 480-4429. Walk-ins available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Walk-in hours on Tuesday, March 17th & Thursday, March 19th have been canceled, if you need immediate assistance please email dfbspecialevents@deerfield-beach.com.